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Kate F.

As a lifelong reader and writer who recently completed an MFA Writing program, I want nothing more than to share my gift with others. Working for Frog Tutoring, I will help my students to not only develop their skills but to find within themselves the joy that can be derived from mastering an essay or fully comprehending a great work of literature. Working as an at-home tutor for 1 on 1 Academic Laptop Tutoring, I worked with a wide diversity of students in the K-12 age range. These ran the gamut from those with learning disabilities and language barriers to driven, college-bound students in challenging AP classes. My biggest breakthrough was working with a first-grader named Gustavo, who could not put together word sounds during our initial sessions. By the last session, he could read entire pages! Working with these students, I experienced a strong personal connection where I found myself teaching them lessons that extended beyond the classroom. It was a two-step process, as I encouraged students to participate in the learning process and I ended up learning many valuable lessons from them as well. During my graduate program I worked as a teaching assistant for a writing composition class. While tutoring students one-on-one, I faced challenges as many of the students felt writing to be boring, confusing and scary. Because these students were enrolled in fine-arts or fashion-design programs, they did not believe that learning how to write a proper essay was relevant to their career paths. Additionally I had many ESL students who had difficulty understanding basic grammar, let alone composing entire essays. Through innovative teaching strategies I showed these students that not only was a mastery of writing within their grasp, but that it could actually be fun! For instance, I had my class break up into small groups and each group was to work together to deliver a speech about their favorite pairs of jeans. Never had I witnessed that class become so bubbly and animated! That experience taught me an important lesson in teaching that has stayed with me to this day: The student has to be able to connect with the material, no matter how far outside his or her realm of daily existence the material may seem. Also, the student needs to be given a chance to actively participate in the lesson in order to feel stimulated and engaged. Fun Facts: I wrote a collection of short stories about magic portals and middle-school for my MFA thesis. When I'm not reading or writing I enjoy dancing, playing tennis and making smoothies!

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As a lifelong reader and writer who recently completed an MFA Writing program, I want nothing more than to share my gift with others. Working for Frog Tutoring, I will help my students to not only develop their skills but to find within themselves the joy that can be derived from mastering an essay or fully comprehending a great work of literature. Working as an at-home tutor for 1 on 1 Academic Laptop Tutoring, I worked with a wide diversity of students in the K-12 age range. These ran the gamut from those with learning disabilities and language barriers to driven, college-bound students in challenging AP classes. My biggest breakthrough was working with a first-grader named Gustavo, who could not put together word sounds during our initial sessions. By the last session, he could read entire pages! Working with these students, I experienced a strong personal connection where I found myself teaching them lessons that extended beyond the classroom. It was a two-step process, as I encouraged students to participate in the learning process and I ended up learning many valuable lessons from them as well. During my graduate program I worked as a teaching assistant for a writing composition class. While tutoring students one-on-one, I faced challenges as many of the students felt writing to be boring, confusing and scary. Because these students were enrolled in fine-arts or fashion-design programs, they did not believe that learning how to write a proper essay was relevant to their career paths. Additionally I had many ESL students who had difficulty understanding basic grammar, let alone composing entire essays. Through innovative teaching strategies I showed these students that not only was a mastery of writing within their grasp, but that it could actually be fun! For instance, I had my class break up into small groups and each group was to work together to deliver a speech about their favorite pairs of jeans. Never had I witnessed that class become so bubbly and animated! That experience taught me an important lesson in teaching that has stayed with me to this day: The student has to be able to connect with the material, no matter how far outside his or her realm of daily existence the material may seem. Also, the student needs to be given a chance to actively participate in the lesson in order to feel stimulated and engaged. Fun Facts: I wrote a collection of short stories about magic portals and middle-school for my MFA thesis. When I'm not reading or writing I enjoy dancing, playing tennis and making smoothies!

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Type of Tutoring In-Person, One-on-one
Locations Your Office, Student's Home
Degrees

University of Southern California
Bachelor's

Tutoring Subjects

Tests: ACT English, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, GRE Psychology, MCAT Writing

Social Science: Sociology

Elementary Topics: Elementary Math, Study Skills

Mathematics: Algebra, Geometry

English Language Arts: Reading Comprehension

History: History of Religion

About Frog Tutoring

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Location
  4200 South Freeway Suite 608, Fort Worth, TX 76115
Phone
  (646) 448-8183
Website
  frogtutoring.com

Frog Tutoring says

In 2009, Roland Omene, a TCU bio-chemistry graduate, founded Frog Tutoring. The company originated in Fort Worth, TX, and is quickly expanding to cities all over the country. Frog Tutoring was founded under the belief that all students deserve tutoring regardless of age. We believe the first step in successful tutoring is finding the “right” tutor. That is why we only hire the top students and graduates from local colleges in the area. Each one of our well-trained tutors specializes in at least one area of expertise and is eager to aid in the academic success of the students they tutor. Frog Tutors are not just intelligent individuals, but role models who inspire their students to achieve success both academically and personally. - See more at: http://frogtutoring.com/about_us#sthash.ov47ISCO.dpuf

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